Please speak to me if are in need of a sliding scale or feel you may struggle to pay full fee.
As your insurance benefits are a contract between you and/or your employer and your insurance company, it is your responsibility to know your benefits, eligibility and liabilities prior to making an appointment. You will be responsible to pay for all charges not covered by your insurance.
In order for insurance to cover mental health therapy, a person must have a mental health diagnosis and be improving their mental health via therapy. Therapy can’t be solely focused on personal growth, self-esteem, or communication, but must be aimed at reducing medical symptoms (e.g., insomnia, anxiety, or depression) or reducing impairment. Treatment must be deemed medically necessary, not just desired by the client.
Using insurance to cover therapy also means that the insurance may ask for copies of your mental health record and or dictate if they feel you can continue in therapy.
Insurance does not cover couples therapy.
As of January 2020 I am an in network provider for the following plans: Regence BlueCross and BlueShield plans Premera Tricare
If your insurance plan is not listed I may be able to bill them as an out of network provider. I am not an Apple Health or Medicaid provider.
Video Sessions I offer video sessions for persons located in Washington state. Insurance plans in Washington State typically cover video sessions the same way they cover in person therapy sessions. Medicare does not at this time cover video sessions.